Oct 8 2016

10 Things Not to Say to Those Who Are Hurting

Rebekyah Brewer

It’s tough watching someone you love suffer and being helpless to help them or to know what to say. We always want to do or say something to lessen their pain, to encourage them and to help them. However, our good intentions can go awry and instead of causing less pain, we can increase anothers pain through insensitive words or timing. We have a tendency to say things that naturally come to us in order to comfort those around us. Our words may be true enough and bring comfort to ourselves but the person we are directing them towards may be caused greater additional pain by them instead of being comforted. Our words touch super sensitive areas of the heart that are bruised, wounded, out of joint, unnaturally exposed and bring others tremendous pain unknowingly to us. We walk away smiling and unfortunately leave those hurting behind grimacing from our efforts.

When dealing with the human heart, it takes precision and wisdom of an experienced physician to bring about comfort and healing. It has been said that some of our greatest traumas and battles are not really those we experience outwardly but those we are experiencing inwardly. Our hearts have been inwardly amputated through loss, they are being smothered by the weight of grief, are paralyzed by fear, are sick with anxiety and worry, are burning with anger, are infected with bitterness, are slow moving being clouded with doubts and confusion. Continue reading

Oct 4 2016

Never Forsaken

Rebekyah Brewer

Love this quote from “Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting” by Dave Furman A great reminder that God never forsakes our abandons us. – Continue reading

Jul 30 2016

How to Gain God’s Attention

Rebekyah Brewer

What does it take to gain God’s attention?

Isa. 66:2b tells us this great secret to obtaining the eye of God on us. There are three character attributes that cause the eyes of God to stop their roaming the earth and to rest intently on those who displays such attributes. Humility, Contrition and the Fear of God. This is the person who God shows regard to.

“But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” – Is a. 66:2b

1.  Humbleness
God sees the afflicted.  God looks at the poor, the weak and needy.  It is those who are bowed down, the lowly who are weighed down, depressed in mind or in circumstances that God shows regard for. His eye does not pass them by but stops and rests upon them. Continue reading

Jul 23 2013

The Seventh Trumpet Revelation 11:15-19


The Victory Party and Celebration of the Lamb is going to be the greatest cosmic event of all eternity.  It will be attended by all the Saints, the Prophets, the Patriarchs, the Priests of the bible. You won’t want to miss this victory celebration. If you want to know how you get get an invite and RSVP, just listen to last week’s lesson. Continue reading

Feb 9 2013

Free Audio Bible

Rebekyah Brewer

ENGESVC2DAIf anyone is looking for a free audio bible this website offers free downloadable ones available in the ESV, KJV, CEV, NRS versions.  It offers the entire bible or just the New or Old testaments and either in dramatized or non-dramatized editions. I would recommend the dramatized version. I listed to the ESV dramatized version of the entire Book of Revelation yesterday in preparation for the current bible study our  Tuesday evening women’s bible study is currently doing which you can listen to online at our CalledAside website and I have to tell you the cry of the eagle over the city of the three "Woe! Woe! Woe!’s" and the sound of the insects of the locusts crawling out into the world in the background of the reading made my own skin crawl and cringe. It really does a fantstic job of bringing the visions in the Book of Revelation to life. It addition, the audio bible gives you an opportunity to read and reread the bible on your drive to and from work or while you are cleaning house or doing the dishes and best of all it’s free! A good audio bible can be quite expensive and I was really pleasantly surprised by the great quality of this one offered free by Faith Comes From Hearing. You can also download their free app from the Google Play Store called Bible IS to listen on your phone or tablet,

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Feb 17 2011


Rebekyah Brewer

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.  I sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.You grant sleep to those you love and make their sleep sweet. [Psa. 3:5, 4:8, 127:2, Pro. 3:24]


Thou hast promised thy beloved sleep;
Give me restoring rest needful for tomorrow’s toil.
If dreams be mine, let them not be tinged with evil.
Let thy Spirit, make my time of repose, a blessed temple of his holy presence;
May my frequent lying down make me familiar with death,
the bed I approach remind me of the grave,
the eyes I now close picture to me their final closing.
Keep me always ready, waiting for admittance to thy presence,
Weaken my attachment to earthly things,
May I hold life loosely in my hand,
knowing that I receive it on condition of its surrender;
As pain and suffering betoken transitory health,
may I not shrink from a death
that introduces me to the freshness of eternal youth. Continue reading

Feb 10 2011

A Woman’s Heart

Rebekyah Brewer

This makes me smile every time I read it. It’s  Jonathan Edwards Apostrophe to his future wife Sarah Edwards. It’s such a wonder description of a godly woman don’t you think? It immediately brings to mind Maya Angelou’s quote, “A  woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”

Think They say there is a young lady who is beloved of that almighty Being, who made and rules the world, and that there are certain seasons in which this great Being, in some way or other invisible, comes to her and fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight, and that she hardly cares for anything, except to meditate on him–that she expects after a while to be received up where he is, to be raised up out of the world and caught up into heaven; being assured that he loves her too well to let her remain at a  distance from him always. Continue reading

Feb 5 2011

The Morning Prayer

Rebekyah Brewer

I love this passage speaking of morning devotions and prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I ran across it in the book Watch and Pray, Christian teachings on the Practice of Prayer edited by Lorraine Kisly.

Before the heart unlocks itself from the world, God wants to open it for himself; before the ear takes in the countless voices of the day, it should hear in the early hours the voice of the Creator and Redeemer. God prepared the stillness of the first morning for himself. It should remain his. Continue reading

Jan 9 2011

How to Live on 24 Hours A Day

Rebekyah Brewer

I can’t think of a more appropriate book to begin the year off with then the one I have just began listening to. This is of course besides the bible and having a daily bible reading plan, a great classic daily devotional and a fresh blank journal. I just ran across this book, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett on my new favorite website LibriVox. If you haven’t discovered this website, I highly recommend your checking  it out, especially if you are a big audiobook fan like I am and love the classics.

This website offers free audiobooks in the public domain that you can listen to online or download and transfer to your favorite listening device.  I was wary of the sound and voice quality but I found it surprisingly amazing. A great voice, a slow reading pace and good technical sound quality are essential for a good audiobook in my opinion and I found many of the audiobooks on this free website met all three and surpassed my expectations. Continue reading

Oct 17 2010

A Diary of Private Prayer

Rebekyah Brewer

A Diary of Private Prayer_ I recently ran across and bought this old classic devotional called A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie. I had never heard of this little gem before. It is divided by 31 chapters for each of the 31 days of the month and has two pages for each day, one entitled Morning and the other Evening. Sort of like Spurgeon’s devotional called Morning & Evening.  Each day has a morning prayer and an evening prayer that serves as an aide to your prayer time along with a blank page on the left so that you can write down your own prayers and intercessions to be prayed along with it.

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